Sinn Féin condemn attack on Gerry Adams’ home with explosive device
Sinn Féin have condemned an attack on the home of its former leader and current Louth TD Gerry Adams.
Last night two explosive devices, one of which caused damage to a car, were thrown at the Belfast homes of Adams and well known Republican Bobby Storey.
Adams took to Twitter in the early hours of this morning to confirm he was okay.
He said: “All well here. No one hurt. Thanks 4 all the texts & phone calls. Thanks 2 all the great neighbours, the Neighbourhood Watch & Sinn Féin reps who were here very quickly.”
All well here. No one hurt. Thanks 4 all the texts & phone calls. Thanks 2 all the great neighbours, the Neighbourhood Watch & Sinn Féin reps who were here very quickly.
— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) July 14, 2018
Sinn Féin Policing and Justice Spokesperson Gerry Kelly has appealed for calm in the walk of the attacks.
He said: “These were reprehensible and cowardly attacks on the family homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey. Grandchildren were in the driveway of Adams’ home minutes before the attack.
“I would appeal for calm. These attacks are the desperate acts of increasingly desperate and irrelevant groups.”